HBO Comedy Series “BORED TO DEATH” Returns for a All New Second Season
The critically acclaimed HBO comedy series BORED TO DEATH returns for a brand new eight-episode second season with two episodes premiering back-to-back every Tuesday, starting March 8 at 10:00 pm on HBO Signature.
Jonathan Ames has a “day job” as a writer – but there is plenty to keep him busy on other fronts. His work as an unlicensed private detective is flourishing, he is moonlighting as a teacher of fiction writing, and he is getting in and out of trouble with his best friends George and Ray.
Created and executive produced by the real-life Jonathan Ames (The Extra Man, The Alcoholic), BORED TO DEATH stars Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited and Funny People) as the 30-something fictional Jonathan Ames. BORED TO DEATH follows the misadventures and continuing escapades of this noir fiction-obsessed writer, who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective listing his services on Craigslist.
Having recently finished his second novel (which remains unpublished) and started up a new romance with Stella (Jenny Slate), whom he met at the end of season one, Jonathan continues to put his sleuthing skills to the test while teaching a night class on creative writing at the Metropolitan Writer’s Workshop.
Meanwhile, Jonathan’s needy mentor and benefactor, magazine editor George Christopher, played by Ted Danson (HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm), struggles with his magazine’s new cost-cutting publisher Ray Hueston, played by Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover). Hueston deals with his own personal crisis by creating a new self-modeled comic-book character named Super Ray, resulting in a measure of success.
Also returning as a cast regular this season on BORED TO DEATH is Heather Burns as Ray’s girlfriend Leah. Season two guest stars include Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon), Laila Robins (In Treatment), John Hodgman (The Daily Show) and Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Jessica Hecht (Sideways), F. Murray Abraham (Oscar® winner for Amadeus), Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From the Sun), Mary Kay Place (Big Love), Kevin Bacon (HBO’s Taking Chance), Olympia Dukakis (Oscar® for Moonstruck), John Rothman (United 93), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Wire), Richard Masur (61*), Allyce Beasley (Moonlighting), Finnerty Steeves (Away We Go), Joel Marsh Garland (The Bounty Hunter), Zoe Kazan (It’s Complicated), comedians Jim Norton, Jim Gaffigan and Patton Oswalt, and Jonathan Ames himself.
The eight-episode first season of BORED TO DEATH was hailed as “the best new comedy of the season” by the New York Times, while the Wall Street Journal praised the show for “flat-out inspired comedy” and the San Francisco Chronicle described it as “charming as well as quirky and funny,” calling the series “another gem unearthed by HBO.”
In addition to widespread critical praise, BORED TO DEATH recently received an Emmy® for Outstanding Main Title Design (Tom Barham, Marci Ichimura, Dean Haspiel, Anthony Santoro).
Don’t miss the brand new second season of BORED TO DEATH premiering in Asia with two new episodes premiering back-to-back on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 pm on HBO Signature. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information and play times.
[Press Release: HBO Asia]